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Tibet (New Horizons)

Turning the Wheel of Life

Françoise Pommaret

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A richly illustrated book which examines the turbulent history of a beautiful country


Tibet has come to be synonymous with spirituality. It seems that the many hardships endured by the Tibetans – oppressive authorities, extreme altitude, harsh climate – have forced many to focus on the next life rather than the present. Today, still under Chinese occupation, Tibet struggles to regain its independent status.

Chapters consider the land and its identity, religion and beliefs, Kings and Lamas and the invasion and colonization of Tibet. A section of documents looks at travellers to Tibet, Tibetan poetry and medicine and the Tibet China Agreement of 1951.

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'Exceptionally interesting … recommended to anyone who wants an introduction to Tibetan political and cultural history'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Illustrations: 200

Publication date: 6 May 2003

ISBN: 9780500301128

About the Author

Françoise Pommaret is a French ethno-historian and Tibetologist.

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